Thursday, March 17, 2011
fortune cookie wisdom wednesday (on thursday)
okay, okay...so it's not wednesday. it's thursday. and i apologize for totally throwing you off like this. i mean, i know you all live for my fortune cookie wisdom wednesday posts... ha! but i do have a good excuse: i just worked a triple, spanning 22 hours, then attended a mandatory team meeting, picked up dog and cat food (so they didn't eat me when i got home without any) and when i finally made it to the comfort of my couch yesterday, i was completely and unabashedly unconscious!
however, to make up for it, i had chinese food today so that i could share this week's tidbit of confectionary wisdom...
barbarella one said "a life without cause is a life without effect." true. but not generally possible. mind can't remain quiet. it's very nature is that of a monkey...all boisterous and full of energy and thought. and, as this wise little pastry has pointed out, it is our thoughts that create our lives!
i have found this more true than i ever thought it could be. when i continually thought "sheesh! i'm fat!"...well, i got fat. fatter. fattest. when i changed that thought to "look! i'm thinner!" so, i got thinner! when my thoughts dwell on sorrow and confusion, that, too, is what appears in my life.
these days, i'm very careful to think only on joy and compassion!